Energy Library

Government Resources:

United States Department of Energy
The Department of Energy manages a wide range of issues dealing with energy including efficiency, sources, environmental impacts, health, safety, security, and prices.  The DOE has information on the different energy sources used in the U.S. from the traditional fossil fuels to renewable sources like wind, solar, and nuclear power.

United States Environmental Protection Agency – Clean Energy
EPA’s Clean Energy Programs are working with state policy makers, electric and gas utilities, energy customers, and other key stakeholders. By identifying, designing and implementing clean energy policy and technology solutions, we are delivering important environmental and economic benefits.

New York Energy $mart
The New York Energy $mart program is designed to continue energy efficiency, low-income services, research and development, and environmental protection programs during the State’s transition to electric retail competition, and is a key element in the restructuring of New York State’s electric utility industry.  The site includes a variety of energy conservation steps you can take in your home.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, begun by then NYS Governor Pataki, is a cooperative effort by nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States to discuss the design of a regional cap and trade program initially covering carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the region.

Non-profit Resources:

Alliance for a Greater New York
ALIGN’s mission is to create good jobs, vibrant communities, and an accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. Our work unites worker, community, and other allies to build a more just and sustainable New York.  ALIGN is a local affiliate of Jobs with Justice and the Apollo Alliance.

American Association of Blacks in Energy
The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.

American Lung Association of New York State
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are “Fighting for Air.”When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.

Center for Social Inclusion
The Center for Social Inclusion identifies causes of racial inequity growing out of  public policy.  CSI develops ideas, supports grass roots leaders and moves public will to promote structural transformation through public policy, sowing seeds of racial, gender and class equity for all.

Environmental Defense
Environmental Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including the right to clean air, clean water, healthy food and flourishing ecosystems. The organization uses science to work to create practical solutions that win lasting economic and social support through nonpartisan, cost-effective and fair proposals. The resource section of the organization’s website offers numerous energy conservation tips.

Trade Organizations & Corporate Resources:

American Solar Energy Society
Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation’s leading association of solar professionals & advocates. Our mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We advance education, research and policy.

American Wind Energy Association
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is a trade and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.  AWEA represents the U.S. wind energy industry and individuals who support clean energy in the Legislative/Regulatory, Public Relations, and International arenas.

Safe, Secure, Vital-Indian Point Energy Center
This is an educational website prepared by Entergy Nuclear that serves as a reliable source of information regarding Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, N.Y.  The site includes information on safety, security, emergency planning and the environment.

The Nuclear Energy Institute
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process.  NEI’s objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.